UCA rolls over Conque contract

University of Central Arkansas Athletic Director Vance Strange announced Tuesday that head football coach Clint Conque's contract will be rolled over and extended through the 2008 season. "This was a challenging season because of injuries," Strange said, adding, "I felt that Coach Conque provided the leadership and pulled the Bears together for a strong finish." President Lu Hardin stated, … [Read more...]

UCA student receives recycling award

Taldi Walter thought it would take only a couple of months to organize a campus-wide recycling program. Two-and-a-half years later, she began to wonder if all the work she put into it was really worth it. Now, as Walter approaches the end of her college career she is finally seeing the program come together and because of her dedication, the Arkansas Recycling Coalition recently recognized her as … [Read more...]

UCA dedicates Old Gym in honor of long-time supporter

The Old Gym at the University of Central Arkansas was filled to the brim on Friday as it was dedicated in honor of Dr. Denver Prince, a retired faculty member, and his family, who are long-time supporters of the university. UCA President Lu Hardin said he recently recognized that the name ?Old Gym? wasn?t befitting of the heritage of the university?s first physical education building, which was … [Read more...]

Business alumni gather for reception

The UCA College of Business Administration recently held an alumni reception at the Conway Country Club. Approximately 100 guests attended the event including alumni, faculty and business advisory board members. ?It is important to connect with our alumni periodically. The support they provide to our programs and the university is invaluable. Our advisory board members also contribute great … [Read more...]

UCA joins Neighborhood WeatherNet program

The University of Central Arkansas has partnered with KARK-TV, Channel 4, to bring Arkansas television viewers another local site in the station?s exclusive Neighborhood WeatherNet program, UCA President Lu Hardin announced today. The WeatherNet program provides live, local and accurate weather information from more than 30 school-based sites around the state. UCA will be home to the 34th … [Read more...]

Weekly grant round up

Following is a weekly listing of grants that have been awarded to UCA faculty and staff. Submissions made to UCA Today are posted the following Friday. Dr. Jeff Whittingham, Dr. Shoudong Feng and Debbie Barnes, College of Education, were awarded a $5,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education for a minority teacher scholars program. The grant will provide minority students with … [Read more...]

Holiday, payroll, insurance changes detailed

The UCA campus will close for a holiday break at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 23 and continue through Thursday, Jan. 1, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Steve Wood told the UCA Staff Senate on Wednesday. Wood said that while the university will be open for business on Jan. 2, supervisors are encouraged to work with employees who wish to take that day as a vacation day. Also, where possible … [Read more...]

Outdoor art installation explored

Is it a maze? Is it a fort? Is it finished? Everyone has a different interpretation of the outdoor installation in front of Baum Gallery, but that was the point the artists wanted to convey when the sculpture was created. They wanted the sculpture to be seen as a symbol rather than a structure. George Dombek, a renowned Arkansas artist, and more than 100 UCA art students collaborated this … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate votes down proposed grading system

There will not be a plus/minus grading system at the University of Central Arkansas. Not in the foreseeable future anyway. The Faculty Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the university's grading system as it currently stands. A consensus of comments expressed during the discussion was that plus-minus systems have brought an increased number of complaints at other institutions where the … [Read more...]

Undergraduate experience examined

On a scale of one to 10, with one being the lowest and 10 being the highest, UCA students rate their undergraduate experience as an eight. That was one of the conclusions a group of graduate students in the college student personnel services and administration program at UCA made after completing a research project last spring titled ?Students Perceptions of UCA Undergraduate … [Read more...]